Million Clicks for Million Hearts is Allentown’s city-wide walking program, part of the Million Hearts® national initiative co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The initiative began in 2012 and looks to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States.
“The digital age and computers have us sitting more than ever and sitting longer. That’s why programs like Million Clicks for Million Hearts are so valuable. Together, we’re spreading the message about the health benefits of walking.” Ronald Freudenberger, MD
The city, which launched Million Clicks for Million Hearts in 2016, has designated “click-in stations” for walkers at several park locations: LifeTrail in Cedar Creek Parkway, Trexler Park, Andre Reed Park, Hamilton Mile, Lehigh Parkway, West Park, Stevens Park, Jordan Park, Roosevelt Park, and Lehigh Canal Park. Each time a walker “clicks in” with their city-issued key tab, their name is entered to win a monthly prize.